Minneapolis, MN — Banner Engineering Corp. introduces the iVu Bar Code Reader (BCR), the first industrial touch screen bar code reader. The iVu BCR reads 11 industry-standard bar codes to facilitate advanced traceability—a critical strategy for ensuring highest product quality in packaging, material handling, pharmaceutical and many industrial applications.
In pharmaceutical applications, the iVu BCR facilitates traceability—assuring product quality and, therefore, consumer safety.
Sharing the same integrated touch screen design as the first iVu series model—the iVu TG Image Sensor—the iVu BCR allows users to efficiently configure, monitor and modify an inspection on-site. The iVu BCR deciphers bar codes of varying types to verify correct content at production speeds of hundreds of parts per minute—all within a single compact, rugged package.
The iVu BCR inspects mustard bottles on a fast-paced production line to ensure each bottle contains the proper bar code data.
“After introducing the iVu TG Image Sensor in early 2009, we gathered customer feedback that overwhelmingly indicated a desire for bar code reading capabilities,” said Dan Holste, Director of Vision at Banner Engineering. “We responded to the needs of our customers with this innovative solution that is both easy to install and support—right on the factory floor. The iVu BCR’s intuitive interface reduces operator training time and allows first-time users to set up complex applications without a PC or external controller.”
Filed Under: Electronics • electrical, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment, Vision • machine vision • cameras + lenses • frame grabbers • optical filters